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Ten Minutes to Live (1932)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical, Mystery | March 1932 (USA)
A movie producer offers a nightclub singer a role in his latest film, but all he really wants to do is bed her. She knows, but accepts anyway. Meanwhile, a patron at the club gets a note ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Lawrence Chenault ...
A.B. DeComathiere ...
Anthony (as A.B. Comathiere)
Laura Bowman ...
Ida Morton
Willor Lee Guilford ...
Letha Watkins
Tressie Mitchell ...
Charlotte Evans
Mabel Garrett ...
Ida Groves
Carl Mahon ...
Martin
Galle De Gaston ...
Galle
George Williams ...
George
Lorenzo Tucker ...
The Godfather
William A. Clayton Jr. ...
Morvis
Donald Heywood ...
Master of Ceremonies
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A movie producer offers a nightclub singer a role in his latest film, but all he really wants to do is bed her. She knows, but accepts anyway. Meanwhile, a patron at the club gets a note saying that she'll soon get another note, and that she will be killed ten minutes after that. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Ten Minutes to Kill  »

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The dancers in the nightclub scene were actually chorus girls from the world-famous Cotton Club in New York City. See more »

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Featured in Black Shadows on the Silver Screen (1975) See more »

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Interesting but Amateurish Time Capsule
1 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First, this all-black 1930's production is admittedly unique. Extended dance sequences, vintage music, vaudeville and some unusual location camera work provide an invaluable look at a time in black history that you probably haven't seen much coverage of before. On the downside, the acting is junior high caliber and the plot is equally half-baked and thin. Certainly forward thinking in treating some blacks in the movie as thoughtful and sensitive beings at a time when some in America weren't on board with the concept.

Unfortunately, it's just not very entertaining and has the look and feel of a silent movie that they dubbed with sound and dialogue sequences later to take advantage of the "talkie craze." If you're a student of black history, probably of minor interest. If you were led to believe this is a noirish black drama (as I was), you're probably better off going with DEVIL WITH A BLUE DRESS, HUSTLE AND FLOW or a Spike Lee joint.


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